He who says he can. . .

Confucius

 

 

I am a furniture designer at heart . . . 

Right, I had a stab at making my own designs a reality, just over a year ago.  I had created the first prototype chair and made some local contacts through wanting to source locally.  I learned a few things along the way and then worked on some improvements.  

 

Life got busy, our family increased in number and a year on I have a new day job which is great.  I have no reason to complain.  I really enjoy my work and it pays the bills.

 

However, I still have the itch to try and do my own thing and the only person who can make my dreams come true is me, myself and I . . . this time I am determined to see it through and make it work.

 

I am still standing by my original plan to take my time developing viable products that last and to produce them on home soil in the UK utilising local suppliers.

 

The first set under development at the moment is a mixture of organic forms fused with modern materials, finishes, and processes.  I have gone back to the drawing board a couple of times but I will get there!

 

I am trying to log my progress as much as possible on twitter, partly as a record and also self-motivation.  There has been a lot of back and forth for costs and longevity, realising I need to take a few steps back and rethink/redesign to make them viable.  But it will be worth it.  

 

So if you are intrigued and would like to keep track of the progress you can follow me using the link button below.

 

In terms of making the design public, with my past experiences with IP protection and design registration in previous roles, images will be made available to whet the appetite once the relevant protection is in.  Hopefully, they will be worth the wait but I will leave that up to you guys.

 

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. . ."

 

So let's go!

 

All the best for now,

 

Nick Fowke-Doyle

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Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15

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